1st Apr 2020
Chemical Process Services, a new specialist polymer design and development company, has come out with a new series of 'green' epoxy curing agents. The Furalkamine range of polymers make up for the withdrawal of conventional Mannich base grades, prohibited in Europe under REACH regulations or due to inclusion of undesirable residual monomers.
31st Mar 2020
SGL Carbon, a manufacturer of high-quality materials, posted 4 per cent sales growth to €1.1 billion in fiscal 2019 ended on December 31, 2019. Due to ongoing weakness in market segments textile fibres and industrial applications, business unit CFM (Composites Fibres & Materials) recorded a non-cash impairment loss of €75 million in the Q3 FY19, as...
20th Mar 2020
Chemical Process Services, a new specialist polymer development company, has produced a new series of 'green' epoxy curing agents. A patent is pending for the new chemistry. The Furalkamine polymers combat the withdrawal of conventional Mannich base grades prohibited in Europe under REACH regulations or due to inclusion of undesirable residual monomers.
18th Mar 2020
Borealis has begun producing polypropylene (PP) based on Neste-produced renewable feedstock in its production facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium. This marks the first time that Borealis has replaced fossil fuel-based feedstock in its large-scale commercial production of PP. The Belgian plants have got the ISCC Plus certification for renewable PP.
3rd Mar 2020
Teijin Aramid, a global leader in aramid high performance fibres in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan, has appointed Peter ter Horst as the president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2020. Horst succeeds Gert Frederiks, who will continue in an advisory role before retiring one year later after an impressive career at Teijin.
2nd Mar 2020
Zoltek Companies, the global leader in low-cost industrial grade carbon fibre, has started using green energy for a portion of its carbon fibre production. The Zoltek facility located in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary, the largest fully integrated carbon fibre plant in the world, began using electricity produced from renewable resources in early 2020.
28th Feb 2020
Aoc Aliancys has changed the European distribution network for its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins. Büfa Composite Systems becomes the exclusive distributor of Aoc Aliancys products in the UK, Spain, the Benelux, and Finland. Gaches Chimie Spécialités is the exclusive distributor in France. For Norway and Sweden, Nor-Komp is the exclusive...
21st Feb 2020
3A Composites Core Materials has produced first carbon-neutral core material - Baltek SBC. The greenhouse gas emissions captured by 3A Composites balsa plantations are much higher than the GHG emissions caused by the balsa core material production. SBC has excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio and is resistant to temperature changes, fire and chemicals.
18th Feb 2020
Sicomin, the leading supplier of high-performance, bio-based epoxy resin systems, is set to display new bio- resins at JEC World, in hall 6, booth 43, from March 3-5, 2020, at Paris. Sicomin will unveil a variety of products that are each available in industrial quantities for series production within automotive, wind energy, and civil engineering.